Teaching career began in Glasgow after graduation at University of Newcastle.  After eight years in primary schools moved to Ascension Island School, South Atlantic Ocean, for two exciting years.  Next move was to the British Embassy School in Athens, Greece.  Five happy years later saw an appointment as Head of Maths, middle school, to the Continental School, Jeddah, Sauid Arabia, a most interesting post and place.  Returning to UK became Deputy Head of a small primary school in Essex.  During this time studied for a Dip.Ed at the University of London, Education Department.  

Several year later, was invited to head a new school in Doha, Qatar, a challenging and memorable experience.  Next move was to Whitley Bay in the north east of England as Deputy Head/Head of Maths of a Middle School.  In five years, studied for a masters degree at the University of Newcastle, achieving an M.Ed in Educational Management. 

Drawn again to working and living overseas was appointed as Primary School Principal at the International School of Lausanne, Switzerland.  During this time was involved as a Visiting Team Member for the CIS/NEASCin the  accreditation process.  For several years was a member of the SGIS Committee. 

Retirement beckoned after fifteen happy and fulfilling years in 2013.  Still maintain connections with ISL, SGIS and Switzerland.

SGIS Annual General Meeting 2020

The SGIS Annual General Meeting will take place on March 19th, 2020 at the President Wilson Hotel, Geneva
(SGIS MEMBER SCHOOLS ONLY)

Time TBC

Upcoming events

  • Elfs meeting

    Our next Elfs meeting will take place at the British School of Bern Date: Sat. 2nd November 2019  Workshop Title:  When to intervene in an Early Year’s Programme Workshop Presenter: Mrs. Sylvia Leck, Academic Director of “ Foundations For...

  • Job-Alike: IB Diploma Design Technology & IB Diploma Computer Science

    Friday 8th November 2019 International School Basel is hosting a one-day Job-Alike event for the IB Diploma Design Technology and IB Diploma Computer Science teachers.The event aims to provide an opportunity for experienced and new teachers to get...

  • SGIS Business Managers' Meeting

    Friday, 15 November 2019 International School Basel is pleased to host the annual SGIS Business Managers' Meeting. For more information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak7c4949f165115f2bd2b46f53a65f4389').innerHTML...

  • The SGIS Leadership Conference

    Saturday 16 November 2019 10:00 > 16:00 Campus des Nations at the International School of Geneva More info and link to...

The SGIS Annual Conference 2020

WILL TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 20th and 21st 2020

at Institut Florimont, Geneva